The Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Belly, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. PiniPowPow

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    Nice waves down the coast. Scored a south coast favourite on Friday with only a handful out, a rare treat;

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    Banks at home are good at the moment. Got a nice left yesterday, alone. Its tuff down here!
     
  2. Zimboo

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    Had some goodies down on the Nth NSW coast for our young blokes 20th.
    Home now.
    Happy birthday young bloke!!!
     
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  3. Belly

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    I don't know where that is PPP, must be National Park and not Juddy friendly ;)

    I know Vic has been in the pump but what a week of waves shaping up. Upper Tasman low, and another monster bight low shaping up on the charts. Great week for a desk jockey with a sick family - not!!
     
  4. FourSquare04

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    @Belly I'm not sure of the exact location but it looks like it's around @nfip ;)
     
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  5. FourSquare04

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    You're right @Ted Harper have a look at the forecast for this week.

    From Tuesday onwards there looks like a strong, consistent dose of E/SE swell however the swell periods are up above 10-11 seconds so it will likely mean lots of beach break close outs. Good week to go away up / down the coast for sure
     
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  6. nfip

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    In town by the looks of it.

    Be beachies somewhere today, didn't look like there was enough swell for the reefs.
    Might be bigger over the other side tho.
     
  7. PiniPowPow

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    No probs for Juddy at this one Belly!
     
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  8. Peli89

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    Its early stages but it looks as though SA might pump this weekend..
     
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  9. Nozawaman

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    A few from this morning ....

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  10. Belly

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)
     
  11. FourSquare04

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    Very nice @Nozawaman that is a fickle beast but when it comes to life it's easily the best spot in the area! Looks surprisingly uncrowded for there too, I guess as it's in the middle of winter it does help :D
     
  12. FourSquare04

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    @Ted Harper check out your old stomping grounds above :D
     
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  13. Belly

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    Scotts Head?
     
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  14. Ted Harper

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    Yep. The funny double-up in the first photo gives it away doesn't it :)

    Great to catch it uncrowded. Perisher isn't bad today though...
     
  15. Belly

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    Perisher - you're crazy Ted, it's pumping!!! :) Maybe I've been to spoilt for snow over my life (and don't get to surf as mush as others) but I'll worry about snow once we have a base approaching 1m and a 30cm storm coming. Have been admiring the SDS froth factor on other parts of the forum though.
     
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  16. FourSquare04

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    Not SH @Belly not as far north as that ;)

    A little further south from your favourite MNC point break (Salty) ;)

    That is one fickle wave that only breaks like that a few times per year, needs Big E/NE swell to wrap into a very north facing location ;)
     
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  17. Belly

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    Ok, cheers :)
    PS Crescent is probably my fav but Salty handles the crowd better and it a bit more raw/broken like some Vic wave's I used to frequent.
     
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  18. SAsurfa

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    Cooking this morning, 4-6ft offshore, sick lefts!
     
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  19. FourSquare04

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    North Steyne freight trains Craig?
     
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  20. Belly

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    OMG @ next Monday's WeatherZone chart (which I'm pretty sure is GFS), that must result in code purple for cloudbreak.
     
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  21. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Cooking this arvo also 4-6ft sick lefts!
     
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  22. nfip

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    @Belly this one is legit off leash for the dogs.
     
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  23. FourSquare04

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    Did a surf check about an hour ago on the way to work.

    Looked very nice & clean easily 4-5ft out there with long groomed lines & not too many out.

    With the swell direction coming E/SE there would be so many options around today, good day for the reefs.

    @Ted Harper how's front valley looking? You picked the wrong week to do front valley laps mate!

    @Nozawaman keen to see some more pics of yesterday's spot :)
     
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  24. Belly

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    Ted is getting a hard time :)
     
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    Between the sets this morning ....you know where !!!!!

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  26. Belly

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)
     
  27. FourSquare04

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    @Belly it's your MNC happy place :)
     
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  28. FourSquare04

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    @Nozawaman the other place from yesterday not doing it today?
     
  29. SAsurfa

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    Pumping again today, 4-5ft this morning, back to 3-5ft mid-morning. Got one of the deepest barrels I've made in a long time. A right as well, not left. Stoked.

    Kai Otten threading a gem..
     
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  30. Nozawaman

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    I am staying in Forster , and had to get up before sun came up to get to todays surf , then didn't have enough time on the way back to check it out .
     
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  31. Nozawaman

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    Evo Round 2
    It was probably 4-5' this morning pretty clean , so took the Evo out again .
    It handled the size no worries , but I found I had to adjust to such a small board with the width of my stance . The issue with the thing riding to the pocket by it's self was negated with the increased swell . I really like the looseness of it compared to a rounded pin , if I got aggressive with the moves I found it popping out in the tail (I might end up doing some airs hahaha ).
    Can't wait to get on it again !!!!!
     
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  34. Nozawaman

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    Tomorrow is looking good again up here .
     
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  35. Zimboo

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    Been shitty up here. Very south, so not great for the points and winds have been av for the beaches. Was OK at the southern end of the coast at pt locations but bad end of the stick unfortunately.
     
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    Righto now you're just being flat-out furkin' greedy!
     
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    Forgot to mention.........young bloke is about to divorce the family due to the lack of good waves in this "wave starved part of the coast".
    He has friends in Indo ATM and it's going off, whilst he is still at Uni with a year to go............poor bastard (sorry still has mum at home) is suffering!! LOL
     
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  38. Belly

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    I was saying to my partner that based on the past two east coast seasons early-mid June looks a pretty safe bet for an extended road trip. But at the end of the day any window of less than 4 weeks is pretty much pot luck (on the east).
     
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    Good to be back in the water.Quality waves this morning
     
  40. Fozzie Bear

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    Was some seriously nice waves at Moroubra this morning.
     
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  41. Belly

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    What a week, and my old home town point breaks will fire up tomorrow... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)
     
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    I seriously need to work on my surf fitness. With beach house down south gone and no desire to engage in the shyte fight that is Bondi, I'm rarely getting the board wet. Unfortunately the current great run of surf is totally lost on me.
     
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  43. nfip

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    Thats why I'm not still living at Coolum.
    Oh and the heat , the crowds , Ross River , beer and the wrong colour footy jumper . LOL
     
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    Nice down here again today Foz.
    Works got me by the @$#% 's at the moment tho...
     
  45. Zimboo

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    We've had waves, just no banks on the opens at the moment. Report in from young bloke this arvo is that Moffats was good today. So maybe some sanity will return. :)
     
  46. nfip

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    I used to luv Carties & the Platform when I was living at Buderim.
    Robbie Sherwell said to me one day out at Pita St ....it's why we call it the Sunshine Hoax .
     
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  47. Ted Harper

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    Surfed at the Northern Beaches Secret Spot for about an hour from 11am today with a couple of friends. It was really not delivering anything other than sandy grinding closeouts on most of the beach - there were a couple of guys out towards Bend in the Road taking off occasionally and getting wrecked every wave. My friends and I went for the safe option of Kiddies' Corner which was only a couple of feet with a strong rip running under it. It was sucky and shallow but being smaller there we weren't as likely to break anything.

    I got 23 waves, my friends a few less, and it was generally ok other than not being particularly attractive waves and we've all been sand-blasted by the amount of suspended sand in the water. Will give it another go on the early tomorrow.
     
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  48. Fozzie Bear

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    Yay and boo. Had dinner with Lucky's sister (also ex of one of the Millard boys) in Wednesday night, she might be able to hook me up with a good regular weekend rental down there (a couple from Cootamundra who mainly use place in holidays).
     
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    You don't need any hook ups LOLLOLLOL
     
  50. Fozzie Bear

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    Cheeky bugger :D Off to the footy tonight with 2 GFs :whistle: